He Met the Walrus

In 1969, a young teenager named Jerry Levitan sneaked into John Lennon’s hotel room, with a reel-to-reel tape recorder. He interviewed Lennon for about five minutes, and now that recording has been set to a most Beatle-esque animation. It’s way cool, and what’s probably most wonderful of all are Lennon’s insightful comments about the meaning of music, peace and nonviolence, why violent revolutions always fail, the truth about human nature, and why he was having a hard time gaining entry into the USA.

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It really brings home to me what a horrible loss we all suffered on 12/8/80.

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  • http://plymouthliving.wordpress.com/ ourboy

    How cool it would have been to be Jerry Levitan for those few minutes.

  • http://www.dharmaconsulting.com eric

    this is wonderful – the imagery, the profound whatever.

  • Liz

    This is great. On YouTube, there’s also an interview with the now grown Jerry Levitan about how the interview happened. Fascinating stuff.